Women and the Egyptian revolution: Engagement and activism during the 2011 Arab uprisings

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Abstract

Since the fall of the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, female activists have faced the problem of how to transform the spirit of the uprising into long-lasting reform of the political and social landscape. In Women and the Egyptian Revolution, Nermin Allam tells the story of the 2011 uprising from the perspective of the women who participated, based on extensive interviews with female protestors and activists. The book offers an oral history of women's engagement in this important historical juncture; it situates women's experience within the socio-economic flows, political trajectories, and historical contours of Egypt. Allam develops a critical vocabulary that captures women's activism and agency by looking both backwards to Egypt's gender history and forwards to the outcomes and future possibilities for women's rights. An important contribution to the under-researched topic of women's engagement in political struggles in the Middle East and North Africa, this book will have a wide-ranging impact on its field and beyond. Delves into the contexts of the Egyptian uprising to understand the historical and modern dynamics of gender and women's rights in Egypt. Combines approaches from multiple disciplines including political science, religious studies, gender studies and regional history. Includes many detailed and first-hand accounts from female protestors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9781108378468
ISBN (Print)9781108421904
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StatePublished - Dec 14 2017

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